We are almost one-twelfth done with 2016 already folks, and for us that means the premiere of our spring issue! We’ve diverged (momentarily) from our usual riots of colour to bring you a fresh and clean collection of patterns that focuses on undressed, or rather undyed, yarns. From wool, to cotton, to linen, we are all about the natural colours that these fibres produce, and letting that yarn and some gorgeous geometric stitching do the talking.
We have another amazing lineup of designers for you, and this time we’re mixing in a lot more crochet than usual. We’ve always believed that crochet is a too-often maligned craft that has such amazing potential – and we think we’ve harnessed that here. Don’t worry if you’re a hooking novice – the first pattern in our preview is as simple – and as pretty – as you could hope for:
And we think you’re going to like the rest of the collection very much too…!
We take the barely-there theme a little further with a feature on fabric sculptor and embroiderer Sally Hewett (you’ll see what we mean by that soon enough!), in addition to Anna Maltz’s column on lambs, natural fleece colours, and the ethics of our craft.
We also have another lovely graphic story from Katie Green on the magic our knits are imbued with, along with a fabulous recipe for herb popovers that will be just the thing for you to take on a knitting picnic this spring.